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Miguel Veloso Player Profile

Miguel Veloso Player Profile
Miguel Veloso
Full Name: Miguel Luis Pinto Veloso
Date of Birth:May 11, 1986 (Age 31)
Place of Birth:Lisbona
Nationality: Portugal
Height:180 cm.
Weight:79 Kg.
Squad Number:4
Marko Marin; Miguel, Werder Bremen, Valencia (Getty Images)
Luis Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro shot to superstardom during Euro 2004 when he took the opportunity to dislodge Paulo Ferreira from the side following Portugal’s opening match with Greece. Since then the ex-Benfica defender revelled in his freedom.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s system allowed him to excel in what was one of the last great full-back display for Portugal  on the international scene.

Having joined Benfica from Estrela Amadora in 2000, the flying defender spent four years in Lisbon before Europe’s big boys came knocking. Undeterred by the line around the block for their new star, Benfica were extremely reluctant to sell, but Miguel eventually signed for Valencia in 2005 in what quickly became an extremely messy deal for around €8 million.

Having hit the ground running in Spain, he has spent most of his time warming the bench this season which is cause for concern for Carlos Queiroz’ first-choice right-back following the injury of Jose Bosingwa.

Did You Know?

Always one to appreciate a good night out, Miguel also once revealed that he was a smoker.